chapter  9
20 Pages

See How It Splits

WithHelen Walker Puner, Erich Fromm, Paul Roazen, S. P. Puner

By the spring of 1910, when Freud called together a second congress of psychoanalysts at Nuremberg, he had conceived a project whose repercussions have not yet died away. By this time Freud had persuaded himself that in Jung he had found the ideal temporal head of his new religion. If Jung would run the secular affairs of the church—take over the external organization and regulation of psychoanalysis—then he, Freud, could concern himself exclusively with that which was nearest to his heart, the formulation of the dogma. In Adler’s psychology, despite Freud’s dislike for it, he could find some good: it was consistent, coherent, and it was still founded on Freud’s theory of the instincts. Of the two secessionist schools, Freud thought Adler’s the more important. For Jung’s modification of psychoanalysis, which substituted an emphasis on ethics and religion for sex, Freud had only adjectives like “unintelligible, muddled and confused.”.